Review: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Belial Atrocious

The Demonic Fusion is unleashed within Tamashii Nations’ S.H.Figuarts line, as Ultraman Belial Atrocious arrives. This combination is the fusion of the Dark Lugiel and Alien Empera Kaiju Capsules. For those unaware, Alien Empera was the main antagonist of Ultraman Mebius whereas, Dark Lugiel was the antagonist in Ultraman Ginga/ Ultraman Ginga S. Yet, in this form, Ultraman Belial Atrocious makes me consider it a reference to the Ultra N Project. Never the less, this was Belial’s acquired form for the Geed finale, and it is impressive. The figure features…

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HGBC 1/144 Diver Ace Unit/ Gundam 00 Diver Ace Review

As Gundam Build Divers debuted on TV in Japan, Bandai Hobby released the High Grade Build Divers 000 Gundam 00 Diver model kit at a very reasonable 1000 yen. That kit however was lacking in the accessory and detail department. Now, while it is a great introduction to Gunpla, it was very limited in its display options. Then along came the Diver Ace Unit to save the day. Included in the set is not only the Ace Unit backpack and the Diver Swords, but parts to upgrade the overall look of the Gundam 00 Diver; the parts allow…

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HGUC 1/144 Gundam Ground Type (Revive Ver) Review

Breaking out of the classic 90s OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team, the RX-97 [G] Gundam Ground Type are the primary forces of the titular 08th MS Team. Several of these units were used in ground based combat during the end of the One Year War. This Mobile Suit was developed from research done on the RX-78-2 Gundam but does not have flight capabilities of any kind or a core fighter. The HGUC 210 release of the Gundam Ground Type is an updated 1/144th scale model kit…

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Review: Haropla 01 – Haro (Basic Green)

The famed mascot of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Haro finally joins the Gundam model kit line-up. Kicking off the Haropla line, today we are looking at the Basic Green Haro which first appeared in the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. The Haropla line contains multiple colors of Haros such as the Shooting Orange version based on Gundam 00 and the MomoHaro from Gundam Build Divers. The Haropla line will most likely become as expansive as the Pettitgguy line that preceded it. The Haropla kits retail for 540 yen…

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Review: HG Gundam Build Divers GM III Beam Master Review

The Gundam Build Divers High Grade line is now in full swing and today we’re taking a look at one of the more recent releases, the GM III Beam Master. Based upon the GM III featured in Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam, the GM III Beam Master is an upgraded look with additional weaponry. The signature weapon of this Gunpla is the Changeling Rifle, which is capable of switching between a rifle and chain gun mode. The overall kit is done in a unique Orange, White and Tan color scheme and…

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Review: Mini-Pla VS Vehicle Gattai Series 02 Pat Kaiser

Now, it is time to look at the Mini-Pla series for Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. For this installment in the Super Sentai series, the mecha are referred to as the VS Vehicles and currently consist of either the Dial Fighters, or the Trigger Machines. The Patrangers are paired with the Trigger Machines, which are basic police vehicles; they combine with the Good Striker to form Pat Kaiser. The Candy Toy version several of the feature remain on these model kits from the DX versions. They have a…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Jack (The Return of Ultraman)

The fourth Ultraman arrives in the S.H.Figuarts line! Ultraman Jack is from Tsuburaya Productions’ The Return of Ultraman (1971), and competed against the first Kamen Rider series. Now, as a S.H.Figuarts figure, Ultraman Jack does feature a new modified sculpt based on its preceding Ultra Brothers, Ultraman and Zoffy! Since Ultraman Jack is the Ultra to become more of a typical “henshin hero” the figure comes with a variety of accessories; it has weapons and blast effects. Yet, how well does the figure hold up and how many items does…

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Choujuu Sentai Liveman – Super Minipla Live Boxer Review

Joining the Super Minipla line is Live Boxer, the secondary mecha from Choujuu Sentai Liveman! Live Boxer consists of Bison Liner and Sai Fire and can also combine with the previously released Super Minipla Live Robo to become Super Live Robo. In the Liveman series, Bison Liner and Sai Fire were designed and built by Tetsuya Yano and Junichi Aikawa, who would later become Black Bison and Green Sai, in order to fight the evil forces of Volt. The two vehicles can perform Boxer Dimension to become the mighty Live…

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Review: Mini-Pla VS Vehicle Gattai Series 01 Lupin Kaiser

It is finally time for I, Wheelchair21, to begin looking at the Mini-Pla series for Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. For this installment in the Super Sentai series, the mecha are referred to as the VS Vehicles and currently consist of either the Dial Fighters, or the Trigger Machines. The Lupinrangers are paired with the Dial Fighter, aerial vehicles ranging between planes and VTOLs; they combine with the Good Striker to form Lupin Kaiser.   Now, for the Candy Toy version several of the feature remain on these…

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Review: HGBD 001 Gundam AGE-II Magnum Review

The Gundam AGE-II Magnum is a Gunpla used by Kyoya Kujo in the Gundam Build Divers series. First appearing in the Gundam Build Divers Prologue, this Gunpla is based upon the Gundam AGE-II Normal from Gundam AGE. This Build Custom Gunpla also features weapons and parts based upon other variations of the Gundam AGE. Released as part of the High Grade Build Fighters line, the Gundam AGE-II Magnum came out in Japan in March 2018 for 1944 yen. The kit is available at North American retailers such as comic shops…

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